Research Instructor

Research Instructor in Medicine
Division
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

Professional Bio

Dr. Jason J. Gokey is an Instructor in Medicine on the research track at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, joining the faculty after completing his fellowship training.  Dr. Gokey earned his baccalaureate degree in biology and chemistry at State University of New York (SUNY), Potsdam, New York in 2009. He then entered a PhD program in cellular and developmental biology at that same institution, completing his degree in 2015.  From 2015 to June 2020, Dr. Gokey was enrolled in a postdoctoral fellowship training program in pulmonary biology at the Cincinnati Children's Medical Center (University of Cincinnati), in Cincinnati, Ohio, under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffrey Whitsett. Dr. Gokey's research has focused strongly on the abnormal epithelial cell signaling associated with the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a disease associated with abnormal epithelial cell differentiation, failure to repair after injury, and poor prognosis. It is Dr. Gokey's continuing endeavor to unravel the underlying mechanisms of this disease. He has shown a consistent and passionate interest in IPF throughout his recent academic career and is dedicated to furthering original research in this area going forward. Dr. Gokey is affiliated with the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Kropski at VUMC.

Education

PhD - Developmental Biology - State University of New York (SUNY) - 2015
Fellowship - Research Fellow - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center - 2020